Dr Reilly Innes
Casual Research Assistant
School of Psychological Sciences
Reilly Innes is a postgraduate researcher in the School of Psychology. He completed his PhD in Psychology - Science at the University of Newcastle in 2021, after graduating with a bachelor of Psychology (Hons I) in 2016. Reilly's current research aims to investigate cognitive workload measurement and applications in industry.
Reilly has worked collaboratively with fellow postgraduate students Zachary Howard and Alexander Thorpe, as well as supervisors Professor Scott Brown and Associate Professor Ami Eidels on several projects. Furthermore, Reilly has worked on linkage projects with the RAAF, Airbus and Hensoldt in the area of human factors which aim to apply cognitive workload research in order to improve usability of systems and designs. Reilly is currently working on a project that focuses on new computational modelling techniques.
In 2019, Reilly received the Faculty of Science Best HDR Engagement Award for his ongoing work with RAAF Squadron 4. Reilly has also won prizes for best presentations at the School of Psychology honours conference 2016, EPC 2017 & 2018 and the CBMHR postgraduate conference 2017.
- , University of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Newcastle
- Cognitive Modelling
- Cognitive Workload
- Cognitive Workload Measurement
- Detection Response Task
- Discrete Choice Experiments
Faculty of Science - Best HDR Engagement Award
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle
EPC 2018 Best Presentation
Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
CBMHR Best Presentation
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
EPC 2017 Best Presentation
Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
School of Psychology Honours Conference Best Presentation
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle | Australia
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Journal article (9 outputs)
Howard ZL, Innes R, Eidels A, Loft S, 'Using Past and Present Indicators of Human Workload to Explain Variance in Human Performance.', Psychon Bull Rev, (2021)
Innes RJ, Evans NJ, Howard ZL, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'A Broader Application of the Detection Response Task to Cognitive Tasks and Online Environments', HUMAN FACTORS, (2020)
Howard ZL, Evans NJ, Innes RJ, Brown SD, Eidels A, 'How is multi-tasking different from increased difficulty?', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 27 937-951 (2020) [C1]
With the advancement of technologies like in-car navigation and smartphones, concerns around how cognitive functioning is influenced by ¿workload¿ are increasingly prevalent. Rese... [more]
With the advancement of technologies like in-car navigation and smartphones, concerns around how cognitive functioning is influenced by ¿workload¿ are increasingly prevalent. Research shows that spreading effort across multiple tasks can impair cognitive abilities through an overuse of resources, and that similar overload effects arise in difficult single-task paradigms. We developed a novel lab-based extension of the Detection Response Task, which measures workload, and paired it with a Multiple Object Tracking Task to manipulate cognitive load. Load was manipulated either by changing within-task difficulty or by the addition of an extra task. Using quantitative cognitive modelling we showed that these manipulations cause similar cognitive impairments through diminished processing rates, but that the introduction of a second task tends to invoke more cautious response strategies that do not occur when only difficulty changes. We conclude that more prudence should be exercised when directly comparing multi-tasking and difficulty-based workload impairments, particularly when relying on measures of central tendency.
Innes RJ, Kuhne CL, 'An LBA account of decisions in the multiple object tracking task', The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16 175-191 (2020) [C1]
Thorpe A, Innes R, Townsend J, Heath R, Nesbitt K, Eidels A, 'Assessing cross-modal interference in the detection response task', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 98 (2020) [C1]
Innes RJ, Howard ZL, Thorpe A, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'The Effects of Increased Visual Information on Cognitive Workload in a Helicopter Simulator', HUMAN FACTORS, (2020)
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Other (1 outputs)
Innes RJ, Kuhne C, 'An LBA account of decisions in the multiple object tracking task', Center for Open Science [O1]